HC Deb 25 July 1986 vol 102 c614W
Sir John Farr

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will put in hand a fresh analysis on the number of jobs likely to be lost in the clothing and textile industries of the European Economic Community and of the United Kingdom if the multi-fibre arrangement is renewed on the terms proposed by the European Economic Community, to supersede the analysis produced by Professor Silberston in 1984.

Mr. Alan Clark

The Community's mandate provides for the continuation of effective MFA protection and I see no advantage in any fresh analysis of the effects of the arrangement.